McConnell Confides Uncertainty Over Health Plan: ‘I Don’t Know How We Get To 50’ Votes
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he won't reach out to Democrats because the differences between the parties are too stark.
McConnell Frets About Healthcare, Hopeful On Tax Overhaul
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday he does not yet know how Republicans will amass the votes needed to pass legislation now being crafted to dismantle Obamacare, but expressed some optimism on another top priority, overhauling the tax code. In an exclusive interview with Reuters, McConnell said healthcare and taxes still top the Republican legislative agenda, and he added that he will not reach out to the minority Democrats on either one because differences between the two parties are too stark. (Cornwell and Abutaleb, 5/24)
McConnell: 'I Don't Know' How We Get To 50 Votes On Health Care Bill
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday said the path forward for the legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare remains unclear, adding that he is unsure at the moment how such a measure will secure the requisite 50 votes from the GOP’s 52 senators. (Nelson, 5/24)
McConnell: 'I Don't Know How We Get To 50' Votes On ObamaCare Repeal
No Democrats are expected to vote to repeal former President Obama's signature healthcare insurance law. Republicans have a 52-vote majority in the Senate, so they can only lose two GOP votes and still have the 50 votes needed to pass a bill. (Sullivan, 4/24)